Sigmund Romberg

Sigmund Romberg (July 29, 1887 – November 9, 1951) was a Hungarian-born American composer. He is best known for his musicals and operettas, particularly The Student Prince (1924), The Desert Song (1926) and The New Moon (1928).

Early in his career, Romberg was employed by the Shubert brothers to write music for their musicals and revues, including several vehicles for Al Jolson. For the Shuberts, he also adapted several European operettas for American audiences, including the successful Maytime (1917) and Blossom Time (1921). His three hit operettas of the mid-1920s, named above, are in the style of Viennese operetta, but his other works, from that time, mostly employ the style of American musicals of their eras. He also composed film scores.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 29th, 1887 (Nagykanizsa), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger, conductor

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 383 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-14221 12-in. 12/18/1913 The poem Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-14222 10-in. 12/18/1913 Leg of mutton Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-14223 10-in. 12/18/1913 Some smoke Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor C-15050 12-in. 7/9/1914 Gems from Passing show of 1914 Victor Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15758 10-in. 3/3/1915 I'm looking for someone's heart Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-15762 12-in. 3/4/1915 Maid in America Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor C-15765 12-in. 3/5/1915 Gems from Maid in America Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16463 10-in. 9/8/1915 Auf Wiedersehn Alice Green ; Harry Macdonough Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-16529 12-in. 9/21/1915 Blue paradise Conway's Band Band composer  
Victor C-16825 12-in. 11/30/1915 Auf Wiedersehn waltz Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-17589 10-in. 5/2/1916 The ragtime pipe of Pan Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-18526 12-in. 10/4/1916 The girl from Brazil Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-18537 10-in. 10/9/1916 Bachelor girl and boy Raymond Dixon [i.e., Lambert Murphy] ; Alice Green Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18948 10-in. 12/29/1916 Mother Lambert Murphy Male vocal solo, with celeste, harp, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-18952 10-in. 1/3/1917 Home again Alice Green ; Lyric Quartet Female vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra composer  
Victor C-19520 12-in. 3/27/1917 Auf Wiedersehn! Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20814 10-in. 10/1/1917 Will you remember? Raymond Dixon ; Alice Green Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20825 10-in. 10/5/1917 Will you remember? Harold Veo's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-21150 10-in. 12/10/1917 Maytime waltz Joseph M. Knecht ; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-21807 10-in. 4/29/1918 Sinbad Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-22742 10-in. 4/9/1919 Monte Cristo, Jr. Van Eps Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-24142 10-in. 5/21/1920 Once upon a time Lambert Murphy Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25659 10-in. 10/20/1921 Blossom time Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor B-25798 10-in. 12/9/1921 Tell me, Daisy Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with harp and orchestra arranger  
Victor B-25932 10-in. 1/3/1922 Song of love Harriette Keyes ; Elliott Shaw Female-male vocal duet, with violin, cello, and orchestra arranger  
(Results 1-25 of 383 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Romberg, Sigmund," accessed September 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104742.

Romberg, Sigmund. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104742.

"Romberg, Sigmund." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 September 2020.

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